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    Oh my gosh!

    Hello everybody!
    I'm new to this forum and I think it is really helpful to people who are studying English.
    My question is: I hear "Oh my gosh" idiom really often in movies, speeches, interviews etc. but today a native (UK) has told me that this idiom is no longer in use. Just "old" (?) people use it. She actually didn't give me any alternative way to express astonishment when speaking, so now I'd like someone out there to help me out.
    Thank you so much, have a good day!
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    Re: Oh my gosh!

    You are far more likely to hear 'Oh my God!'.

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    Re: Oh my gosh!

    You do still hear Oh my gosh/Crikey/Good grief, etc, but I agree that this is more common among older speakers, but they can still be used politely as many modern terms tend to be stronger. Things like Good God/F*cking hell/F*ck/Jesus are used, along with Whaaat/What the (often with the /f/ sound mouthed but not said as a politer form).
    Last edited by Tdol; 07-Oct-2016 at 12:01. Reason: typo

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